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03-31-2015 12:27 AM
jimbo662 Hey, I get to join another club...picked up my 6 footer on Sat so I've still got a long way to go.
03-31-2015 12:01 AM
Jack L
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Originally Posted by dewalltheway View Post
Here is my 6 footer...always trying to improve







And filter setup behind the tank in my fish room


nice, what is the moss type plant along the front?
03-09-2015 04:22 AM
Blackheart sweet thread
03-08-2015 09:01 PM
BeardedCrow81

I'm planning on turning this 6 footer into a planted, but will take much time.

I am working on a 120 gallon planted, but it's a 4 footer, but just added water (mistake as people say I should of planted before adding water). Lesson learned.
03-08-2015 07:12 PM
fishwife To the OP, THANK YOU!

I inquired years ago about starting a separate sub-forum for larger tanks, since most of the scapes you see on here are for smaller tanks. Larger tanks just pose different challenges for aquascaping, lighting, and filtration.

My tank's only 5 feet long (100 gallon), so I cant be a member of the 6-foot club. Still, I'm getting some great ideas here. Thanks to everyone for sharing.
03-08-2015 04:02 PM
AGUILAR3
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Originally Posted by crazymittens View Post
That hole is probably where the return is supposed to go. And you would need to use a sump with that tank - or remove the overflow, patch the hole in the bottom, and pray (most likely a bad idea).

However, a sump is a great idea, so...there you go. I am not partial to the bottom-drain overflow design, but there are plenty who use it.
Thanks for the response.

I've been reading up on the use of the Dorso standpipe with internal overflows. When done right, a sump is not so scary after all. It's the external siphon overflows that I don't like. Not too crazy about the side return though...If that is indeed the 180 that's drilled on the side.

BTW, you would think a tank this size would have dual overflows.
03-08-2015 03:28 PM
Coralbandit ^Nice tank PhysicsDude!^
Here's some pics I found of my tanks over time.


When it was 135 AC tank with overflow skimmer and sump in stand.10 years ago aprox.?

180g from about 3 years ago.Dual mega overflows(drilled) with sump in basement.
03-05-2015 10:00 AM
crazymittens
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Originally Posted by AGUILAR3 View Post
My LFS has a 180g for sale ($300) that I wouldn't mind picking up. The only drawback is the overflow. Can I somehow use the overflow without the use of a sump?

btw, Just noticed what looks like a drilled hole on one of the 2 tanks.(center of pic) Am I seeing things?
That hole is probably where the return is supposed to go. And you would need to use a sump with that tank - or remove the overflow, patch the hole in the bottom, and pray (most likely a bad idea).

However, a sump is a great idea, so...there you go. I am not partial to the bottom-drain overflow design, but there are plenty who use it.
03-04-2015 05:22 AM
PhysicsDude55 84" x 18" x 18"

03-04-2015 05:11 AM
AGUILAR3 My LFS has a 180g for sale ($300) that I wouldn't mind picking up. The only drawback is the overflow. Can I somehow use the overflow without the use of a sump?

btw, Just noticed what looks like a drilled hole on one of the 2 tanks.(center of pic) Am I seeing things?

01-25-2015 08:43 PM
sadchevy Bringing this back up as I notice some new large tanks being setup. Great looking tanks everyone. Keep showing the possibilities.
11-02-2014 10:06 PM
rustbucket
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Originally Posted by Mizuhuman View Post
Awesome tank, rustbucket! Can you list the plants in there, and is that tank high tech?
Oh how did I miss this?
Absolutely NOT high tech. It's the lowest of the low.
Plants are a long list, and it does change at times, check out my journal in my sig
11-02-2014 07:25 PM
Narelle I'll be able to join this club soon! I recently got a 150g that I'll be setting up in the coming months, once I move things around and make space for it.

How do you guys light these huge tanks though? Mine came with 3 small (24" maybe?) 2-bulb t8 fixtures and I have a 48" Sat+ LED I'll be tossing on there. I can't imagine that'll be enough light for that 30" height on the 150g, even for just low tech like I'd like to do.
10-06-2014 01:11 PM
Clear Water I wanted to thank everyone for sharing there photos.

I think that reef tanks have met there match. If some of those tanks were in my house I doubt I would ever leave. Some of those tanks are just unbelievable. Those photos will keep me motivated for a long time.
10-06-2014 02:15 AM
Radical MT Wow! Nice tanks in here. Congrats to everyone with their awesome tanks. Here is my little cooperation to the club.

Before



After that



And now




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